Maine has adult correctional facilities, youth correctional facilities, and community correctional facilities and offices. There are six adult state prisons in Maine. One of them is specifically for women only. Each one is listed below with details on the number of beds and custody levels.
The State of Maine Department of Corrections is the government agency in charge of all correctional facilities and all Maine state prison inmate records. Performing a Maine state prison inmate search is easy because, on the MDOC website, there is an inmate locator feature you can use.
The mission of the Maine Department of Corrections is: “The mission of the Department of Corrections is to reduce the likelihood that juvenile and adult offenders will re-offend, by providing practices, programs, and services which are evidence-based, and which hold the offenders accountable.” They use the following guiding principles in their mission:
There are less than 2,500 people in prison in the state of Maine. Of that total, more of them are in prison for larceny-theft, burglary, and aggravated assault than any other crimes. Motor vehicle theft is another top reason someone is sentenced to prison in Maine. There are very few rapes and murders in Maine. Maine’s incarceration rate is about half of the national average. A large percentage of the inmates in Maine prisons are black, then American Indian, and then Hispanic with the white population largely under-represented.